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  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years

Hi. I’m kind of new to Wordpress… I can’t seem to install the theme. I get this message:

Incompatible Archive. PCLZIP _ERR_BAD_FORMAT (-10) : Unable to find End of Central Dir Record signature

How do I install the theme?... Sorry for the silly question.

mattbrett

Never seen that error before. What are you doing when you get the error?

This would be a good place to start, if you’re new to WordPress – http://codex.wordpress.org/Appearance_Themes_SubPanel

  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
  • Has been a member for 5-6 years

Hello Matt,

I have an important question, I would like to exclude certain categories of videos from appearing on the homepage? I would rather users go to that specific category to view a certain category of videos.

Would you be able to help me achieve this?

mattbrett

The “latest videos” on the homepage are not filtered at all, so you will have to add query_posts and exclude the categories you’d like. You can read more on query_posts here. You’ll want to add it above if (have_posts()) in home.php, at line 177.

Default-user

I tried to copy and paste this:

<?php if ( is_home() ) { query_posts( ‘cat=-2017’ ); } ?>

before the line you describe and received this error code: You forgot to set the ‘paged’ query var.

Is there something I need to do also to exclude the specific category not only from the home page but also pages from the homepage?

Thanks for your help…

mattbrett

This should do it…

<?php $paged = (get_query_var('paged')) ? get_query_var('paged') : 1; query_posts("cat=-2017&paged=$paged"); ?>
Default-user

Still is showing this category in the “latest videos” This is what my code looks like:

<?php $paged = (get_query_var(‘paged’)) ? get_query_var(‘paged’) : 1; query_posts(“cat=-2017&paged=$paged”); ?>

<?php if (have_posts()) : ?>

<?php $paged = (get_query_var(‘paged’)) ? get_query_var(‘paged’) : 1; query_posts(“meta_key=is_video_value&meta_value=on&paged=$paged”); ?>

Did I enter this code correct?

mattbrett

No, you have query overriding another. This should be all you need…

<?php $paged = (get_query_var(‘paged’)) ? get_query_var(‘paged’) : 1; query_posts(“cat=-2017&meta_key=is_video_value&meta_value=on&paged=$paged”); ?>
Default-user

Thanks for your help! It’s working perfectly

  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
  • Has been a member for 5-6 years

I want to add one more category (music) to my website. You currently provide us with only video and blog templates. I want a small icon to appear for music just like it does on blogs and videos. Ive searched through the code and found the icons but I dont know how you have them placed and honestly im not an advanced coder.

Can you help me with this as well?

mattbrett

Sorry, this would be a customization, and I don’t offer support for such things. You’ll have to try and find someone who could help you out with it.

Default-user

ok thanks anyways

  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
  • Has been a member for 5-6 years

Do you provide custom modification’s to your theme for a fee?

mattbrett

I haven’t been able to recently, as I’ve been booked up with full-time freelance work. Unfortunately, I don’t see this changing any time soon.

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
  • United Kingdom

Before I purchase the theme, I was wondering…

Does this theme come with PSD ’s so I can change the background etc on the site? If not, where are the background files located so that I can change them?

Thanks! Luke

mattbrett

Yes, it does include the PSD .

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 5-6 years

Matt, how can I edit the user archive page and the category and tag archive pages? Adding the theme files to the folder doesn’t seem to do the trick.

mattbrett

Have you purchased the theme? I don’t see the little “purchased” flag on your comment, and I only offer support for paying customers.

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years

hello matt!

we purchased your theme recently and modified the color scheme a bit, but we’re having an issue that is entirely Internet Explorer Related.

it would seem in IE 7 and 8 (we (like MicroSoft) have ceased to acknowledge IE 6 ) when the users upload .png’s for the images, the img src urls break.

you can see a version here: http://journeyofaction.com

the only real changes we made were to the CSS , (we just broke up the CSS shorthand for background into background-image: background-color, etc. etc.

and we changed the doctype from static to transitional, as it appears the php is not outputting the it’s fine in the php source, but for whatever reason, it’s not making the cut when it renders.

we would be greatful for any help / assistance / nudge in the right direction you can provide.

thx for such a great resource!

-ahso

mattbrett

Please send me a message via my ThemeForest profile and be sure to read my support policy.

  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
  • Has been a member for 6-7 years
jshapan Purchased

We created a few new post today … and then we updated Wordpress. Immediately the home slider and carousel stopped working??? We didn’t make any other changes to the site or the theme at all.

Can you help???? email me and I will send you the wp login information

http://thepearlfoundation.com home page is the only page that has an error. We don’t have any other slide shows on other sections.

Thanks so much for your assistance.

Janet

jshapan@gmail.com

mattbrett

Whoa, that’s Wave? I wouldn’t have even recognized it had you not told me.

I think you’re on your own here. The slider that you’re having issues with is not part of the theme, but something you’ve added yourself.

It’s likely an issue with jQuery, if you’re having problems with it after the upgrade to 3.2, as they (finally) upgraded to the latest jQuery release. Chances are, your slider requires an older version. You may want to check for an update for your slider script.

Default-user
jshapan Purchased

Nevermind… I think I know what the issue is.

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
  • New Zealand

@tafkatadd above – the error he mentions

“Incompatible Archive. PCLZIP _ERR_BAD_FORMAT (-10) : Unable to find End of Central Dir Record signature”

usually this only shows up when the webhosting system he is using has run out of storage space. It may be that he has to buy more hosting space or clean out unused files

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
  • New Zealand

@jshapan is using http://themeforest.net/item/wordpress-wave-portfolio-blog/164046 which is not this theme at all but another one here called wave.

Its mistaken identity

Question for Matt – does your wave theme work well with latest version of WP which is 3.2.1 ?

mattbrett

Hah, that’s pretty funny!

Yes, all of my themes work in the latest version of WP.

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
chrisg46 Purchased

That’s a very smart theme, Matt – I like it a lot and although I haven’t been able to use it for the purpose I bought it for, will be able to use it soon.

I’d like to see you do another video theme, this time with smaller thumbs (most designers seem to make them too big), and with the option of having only one rather than 2 fixed sidebars.

I’d like to get rid of the excessive text alongside each of the smaller thumbs, maybe just a title beneath each, and thereby have two or even three columns of thumbs.

This would work well for someone like me, in the process of rendering and uploading maybe 2 – 4 new clips a week – I need to get plenty on the page!

Best wishes

Chris

mattbrett

Sorry to hear that Wave didn’t work out for you.

Thanks for your suggestions, I’ll definitely keep them in mind. At this point, I’m not sure if I’ll be investing much more time into my existing themes, as they’re all around 2 years old now. But I do already have one new theme in the works, and it sports a layout options similar to the one that you’ve described with columns of thumbnails, as opposed to just one post per row. It’s not a dedicated video theme, but it could definitely be used as one.

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years

Hello I bought your theme wave, it is wonderful! I have a small problem and wonder if you could help me. When I use the calendar widget, it appears mangled, text only. Do you have any tips for this widget to appear with the conventional visual wordpress?

mattbrett

Unfortunately, none of my themes have styles in place for the calendar widget. I just assumed no one used it anymore, as it seems like one of those legacy functions that’s still kicking around for whatever reason. In fact, you’re the first person to ask about the calendar widget in the more than 2 years my themes have been available. Sorry, there simply isn’t enough interest for me to invest any time into this.

  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years

Just to let you know. keep getting 404 error for wave/images/spacer.gif is missing.

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years

I am little confused posting the youtube videos in theme. I am able to get the embed code, Thumbnails are not displaying on the front page. Can you send the screenshot of posting the featured post in the home page.

mattbrett

Thumbnail images need to be created manually. Please refer to section B of the help documentation if you’re not sure how to assign the “featured image”.

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years
  • United Kingdom

Hi Matt,

Great theme. Me and my client have BIG plans for it. I need however to have the option of a full width page. Can you help with this?

mattbrett

Wave doesn’t include a full width template, but I whipped one up for you. Simply add this template to your Wave directory, then select “Full Width” from the page template pulldown for whichever page you want to make full width.

http://share.mattbrett.com/9hng
  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years

Matt,

I can’t seem to find out how to widen the Navigation so that it doesn’t start wrapping around on the bottom. There is loads of space to the right of the top menu items. Where is the code for this? I would edit it if I could only find it. There isn’t even a style sheet which is surprising to me.

Thanks,

Charlie

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years

One more question Matt,

Did this person use your site to make there website?

http://ukuleleunderground.com/

It looks very similar to the wave theme. Just wondering because it was the site that inspired me to buy wave. Thanks!

Charlie

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years

Matt,

I just figured out how to widen the Navigation…in the screen.css file.

Thanks!

Charlie

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years

Matt, ok…this time I really have a question: How do I prevent feature posts from being posted on the recent posts listing on the front page? Would that also be some sort of j query thing?

Thanks,

Charlie

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
  • Referred between 10 and 49 users

Hi,

before I buy your theme, I would like to know if it is easy to change the video section to another completely, without seeing the word “video” anywhere, including the breadcrumb, if I add one.

I ask because I have not been able to find a portfolio theme that does what I want, but your video showcase does.

Thanks for your time.

mattbrett

You don’t have to use the word “video” at all. The theme doesn’t create any pages or categories, and allows you to make any post in any category a video post.

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